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Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology

Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0137955350

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ISBN13: 978-0137955350
ISBN10: 0137955359
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Basic Laboratory Methods for Biotechnology - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0137955350

Lisa A. Seidman and Cynthia J. Moore

ISBN13: 978-0137955350
ISBN10: 0137955359
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive reference to basic on-the-job procedures used everyday in the labs of the biotechnology/bioscience industry focuses on basic laboratory methods, the principles that underlie those methods, and the equipment that makes laboratory work possible. Contains a comprehensive index allowing lab workers to quickly locate a procedure of interest. Covers: Applied Math for the Biosciences; Quality Systems and the Laboratory; Biotechnology and the Regulation of Medical and Food Products; General Laboratory Safety and Chemical Safety; Handling Radioactive Substances Safely; Biological Safety; Statistics for Laboratory Scientists; Laboratory Measurements; Laboratory Solutions; Basic Separation Methods.

A reference or on-site training manual for bench scientists/technicians working in biotechnology/bioscience laboratories.

Author Bio

Seidman, Lisa : Madison Area Technical College

Lisa Seidman received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and has taught for over twelve years in the Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Program at Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin.
The authors welcome comments and feedback from readers. You can e-mail Cynthia Moore at cjmoor1@ilstu.edu.


Moore, Cynthia : Illinois State University

Cynthia Moore received her doctoral degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has a career both in research and as a science educator. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
The authors welcome comments and feedback from readers. You can e-mailLisa Seidman at lseidman@madison.tec.wi.us

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO THE BIOTECHNOLOGY WORKPLACE.

1. Biotechnology and the Workplace.
2. Introduction to a Safe Workplace.
3. Biotechnology and the Regulation of Medical and Food Products.

II. PRODUCT QUALITY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY.

4. Introduction to Product Quality Systems.
5. Documentation: The Foundation of Quality.
6. Quality Systems in the Laboratory.
7. Quality Systems in the Production Facility.

III. MATH IN THE BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY: AN OVERVIEW.

8. Basic Math Techniques.
9. Proportional Relationships.
10. Relationships and Graphing.

IV. DATA IN THE LABORATORY.

11. Descriptions of Data.
12. The Collection of Meaningful Data; Avoiding Errors in the Laboratory.

V. LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS.

13. Introduction to Quality Laboratory Measurements, Tests, and Assays.
14. Introduction to Instrumental Methods and Electricity.
15. The Measurement of Weight.
16. The Measurement of Volume.
17. The Measurement of Temperature.
18. The Measurement of pH, Selected Ions, and Conductivity.
19. Measurements Involving Light A: Basic Principles and Instrumentation.
20. Measurements Involving Light B: Applications and Methods.

VI. LABORATORY SOLUTIONS.

21. Preparation of Laboratory Solutions A: Concentration Expressions and Calculations.
22. Preparation of Laboratory Solutions B: Basic Procedures and Practical Information.
23. Laboratory Solutions to Support the Activity of Biological Macromolecules and Intact Cells.
24. Solutions: Associated Procedures and Information.

VII. BASIC SEPARATION METHODS.

25. Introduction to Filtration.
26. Introduction to Centrifugation.
27. Introduction to Bioseparations.

VIII. SAFETY IN THE LABORATORY.

28. Working Safely in the Laboratory: General Considerations and Physical Hazards.
29. Working Safely with Chemicals.
30. Working Safely with Biological Materials.

IX. COMPUTERS IN THE LABORATORY.

31. Computers: An Overview.
32. Data Handling with Computers.
33. Telecommunications and the Internet.